Tremelo backplate... On.... or Off

Discussion in 'Stratocaster Discussion Forum' started by Kingmarc1982, Apr 26, 2021.

  1. ScottB2112

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    Off as soon as I buy a new Strat. I keep them in a bag with the screws in case I ever sell it.
     
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    I know right? , If you carry it out to play in your living room or at a gig, everyone sees this ugly hole with springs and a soldered wire, it looks like part of the guitar is missing, makes the guitar look unfinished and cheap, takes away from the looks, I have a white pickguard on red finish, with a white trem cover to match, I think it looks great personally.
     
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    For very good reason! :D
     
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    This would have been much better as a poll :D
     
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    LOL... this thread has 185 posts.
     
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    On, always. I like things tidy. Having it off might trigger OCD. ;)
     
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    On as it's the only place I allow stickers on my instruments.
     
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    Hardtail, or On, LOL.
     
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    On. I always block the trem in my strats. Never did get the hang of a tremolo bar. Been playing 33+ years. I can't play slide either. So it goes.
     
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    This is my favorite thread I took my backplate off. Nice seeing those springs breath some fresh air. Although I have the fender mustang micro amp and the color code card was on my backplate so I know what amp or effect I’m using. It was super helpful. I kinda miss it and am torn on the backplate Debate. Oh. Since it’s been off the sound difference has been like day and day. No difference lol. Love it
     
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    That can be a great thread. Block trem or don’t block trem. I think we could get some people angry about that !!!
     
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    Also I don’t use my whammy bar either. I have the trem floating because it’s supposed to be. Maybe I’ll block mine now
     
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    Kingmarc1982 Strat-Talker

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    Next week lol
     
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    What's a backplate? Confused5.gif

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    A spring reverb pedal/solution going through those springs?
     
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    .....196
     
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    facepalm...
     
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